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Best Buy General Manager Interview Questions

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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Best Buy (New York, NY (US)) in December 2018.

Interview

A lot of opened ended questions, with situations applying to work. Questions were easy but made you think, but we’re all work related questions that I’ve been through. Declined the offer becuase I wasn’t offered something else where.

Interview Questions

  • How would I handle a situation with a problem employee.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Best Buy

  1. Helpful (4)  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Had a 30 minute interview with a HR representative. Standard questions from the individual. Spoke about over 20 yrs in the retail industry during the interview process. Decline email sent from the HR department. Poor interview process setup and the associate was not personable at all.

    Interview Questions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Best Buy (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Started with personality test. Then was followed up by a phone screen interview. Final stage was a group interview with 6 members on the panel. After entire panel asked questions, final 10 minutes was directly with District Manager follow up.

    Interview Questions

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Best Buy (Syracuse, NY (US)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Gauntlet of interviews. There was a recruiter scene, dm interview and then a panel interview with six or seven other gms. Very intimidating and stressfull.
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    Interview Questions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Baltimore, MD (US)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Apply on best buys website then fill out the personality form. Once the requisition closes you will receive a phone call from the area recruiter who will set up a phone interview and if you pass you will receive a phone call setting up an in person pannel interview with 2-5 people. Usually only one interview. After everyone has interviewed you will receive a phone call regardless

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you analyzed a profit and loss statement to maximize profitibility   Answer Question

  5.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Interview process is good until it comes to the face to face. First impression is EVERYTHING so your appearance should be on point. Don't be surprised if they ask you to go to a different location for a possible open position as most of the DM's don't know what they want.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me about a time where you worked with community outreach. How did you initiate the event and what was your outcome? How often would you say you have contact with your community to suport your business and how has that helped you or hurt you in past?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Braintree, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Braintree, MA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Three step process of application/CV screen, phone screen, and finally hour long interview. Two weeks to a month later you find out if you got the job or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was based off of a guide that had three or four different questions the interviewer could choose from.   Answer Question

  7.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy in March 2015.

    Interview

    Panel interview usually with the district staff and possibly an existing GM within the market. Detailed questions about your leadership style, business acumen, store growth plan, talent development, inventory control.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you implemented a plan that did not succeed. What were the circumstances, how did you measure your results, what did you do when it did not succeed? Also, Tell us about a process that you identified as needing improvement. What steps did you take to develop the plan,, how did you implement the new process, how did you know whether it was effective or not?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (6)  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    The bottom line is ... Who do you know. Don't let anyone fool you. This company is build on who ya know. Do not apply unless someone who is making the decision tells you to apply. With that being said, the interview doesn't matter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It's who you know.


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Best Buy (Columbus, OH (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Leadership positions require a series of interviews traditionally starting with a phone screening, followed by a potential second prior to a face to face. The face to face will traditionally be with at least two perople however there may be a panel style depending on urgency and availability of market leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Best Buy has a lot of competitors in our industry. If you were hired, how would you go about maintaining our current customer base and growing new customers?   1 Answer

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